ME-MIND has a small and solid consortium that covers the multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach of the project, counting on different and complementary expertises in the cultural sector alongside the ME-MIND process: from the data identification to the artistic data visualisation.
Fondazione Sistema Toscana (organiser of Internet Festival) and Eesti Rahva Muuseum represent two different domains of the cultural sector, event and permanent exhibitions, with an expertise in cultural policy management; University of Pisa has conducted over the years numerous studies in relation to data assessment and analysis and Domestic Data Streamers is a creative agency specialised in “transforming information into human actions”.
Fondazione Sistema Toscana (FST) is a non-profit participative foundation created in 2005 by the Tuscany Region with the aim to promote the Tuscan territorial system through multimedia communication tools.
As technological developments and communication tools continue to evolve, FST has adapted over these years its daily work coherently with its mission in a great variety of fields: digital communication, cultural heritage, tourism promotion, cinema and audiovisual activities and youth policies.
FST implements and manages a web newspaper – Intoscana.it – aimed at the information and communication of the Tuscan excellences, and it manages Visittuscany.com – the official tourism web portal of the Tuscany Region. Moreover, FST conceives and delivers complex events: one of these – Internet Festival – will be investigated as a use case during the project.
FST is the coordinator of the project and responsible for the dissemination and communication activities. FST is excited to develop the ME-MIND project in order to unfold the impacts of its activities and make them comprehensible for the general audience in an innovative and immersive way.
Adriana De Cesare, head of the Local and European Projects Unit at FST since 2005. She is managing several web and communication-oriented projects and she is in charge of the Internet Festival’s design and organization.
Adriana De Cesare
Sacha Alberti is Project Manager at Fondazione Sistema Toscana dealing with regional and European projects. Post-graduated in “Design and Management of tourism systems'' and interested in exploring whatever contributes to create added value for the territories.
Davide Cetrulo is Project Manager at FST working on national and european projects (mainly related to cultural and tourism-oriented programmes). He mainly deals with the design of projects and their operational and financial management. He has a Master Degree in International Relations.
Elena Di Padova is Project Manager at Fondazione Sistema Toscana where she is in charge of the organization of the Internet Festival. She graduated in Political Science and in Gender Studies. She has an expertise in project management and monitoring & evaluation in social fields.
Elena Di Padova
Marzia Cerrai is project manager at Fondazione Sistema Toscana where she is collaborating in the coordination of several national and European funded projects. She holds a PhD degree from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where she worked as a researcher. For 7 years, she was in charge of the production team of Internet Festival.
Elisa Valguarnera has been working as Account Manager at FST since 2008. She has experience in reporting and managing complex events at Tuscany Region level, dealing with fiscal and administrative management and financial reporting of projects at EU level. In her free time, she likes travelling.
The team from the University of Pisa brings together people from different backgrounds and experience sharing a common interest in innovative solutions in several fields enabled by ICT. The organizations involved within UNIPI are the Department of Computer Science (http://www.di.unipi.it) and the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering (https://dici.unipi.it). The Departments are world-class scientific institutions fully engaged in cutting-edge research, training and technology transfer in information technology, industrial automation, digital culture and management.
The team also involves external collaborators with experience in innovative projects in digital culture.
They can provide the necessary contacts and involvement of museums and other cultural institutions. The UNIPI team’s vision is to promote the quality and impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on society at national and international level, carrying out long-term and interdisciplinary research of excellence and committing to innovation, technology transfer and education.
Although it is not easy to predict the future uses of information, the next decade will certainly see even more drastic changes, and ICT will still find new ways to change people’s lives.
Gian Luigi Ferrari is Full Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include programming language analysis and design, formal methods, and applications of formal techniques to computer security. Prof. Ferrari is currently the coordinator of an online learning initiative internally at Pisa University that offers a portfolio of basic ICT courses through an online interactive learning platform. Prof. Ferrari is a member of the board of the CINI working group on e-skills and acts as Scientific coordinator of the Pisa Internet Festival.
Gian Luigi Ferrari
Daniele Mazzei is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of The University of Pisa. His research focuses on Industrial Internet of Things and human-robot/machine interaction. He was the scientific coordinator of the FACETeam, a group of the Research Center “E.Piaggio” focused on the development of social robots and cognitive systems for robotics. Mazzei co-founded the Pisa FABLAB as extension of the already active Leaning Lab, the Pisa’s Living lab. With FabLab and Leaning Lab we created a unique framework for idea designing and prototyping trying to push the limit of collaborative crowdsourcing. He is the Organizer of the Pisa’s CTO meetup and a co-founder of GATE (Galileo Aggregator for Technology and Enterprise).
Guantiero Fantoni is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering. His research in the design theory and methodology area focuses on attempts to formalize the process of design or parts of it. Gualtiero Fantoni has been involved as project leader in several regional, national and international research projects and several industrial collaboration projects. Fantoni co-founded two spin off companies and is a co-founder of GATE (Galileo Aggregator for Technology and Enterprise).
Riccardo Guidotti is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of The University of Pisa. Guidotti is a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDDLab), a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa. His research interests focus on methodologies for big data analytics, in particular on explainable artificial intelligence, personal data mining, clustering, and analysis of transactional data.
Nicola Melluso is a PhD student in Data Science for Engineering at the University of Pisa. He holds a Master in Management Engineering. He is a member of the Business Engineering for Data Science Laboratory (B4DS Lab) a joint-research laboratory of School of Engineering of the University of Pisa. His research interests focus on natural language processing and text mining techniques to foster innovation and digitalization for businesses and industry.
The Estonian National Museum is the largest museum in Estonia. Its focus is on the cultural heritage of Estonia and Finno-Ugric cultures. In 2016 the museum opened a new building and permanent exhibitions, becoming one of the most dynamic European national museums. Recently, the ENM has become a leading research institution of museology, merging tools and theoretical frameworks from different research disciplines in order to target the development of participation and cultural communication. The ENMs goal is to study cultural change and innovation processes that accompany museums with open data and digital media.
Estonian National Museum’s role in the project is to analyse and map the needs and expectations of creative and cultural organisations working in the event and museum sector, in order to create a reasonable framework for the impact evaluation. Involvement of the stakeholders in this process will be crucial for the discussions and the testing of the framework. ENM is also part of the project communication and dissemination activities
Dr Pille Runnel is the Research Director of the ENM. Her research on museums, cultural heritage, and museum audiences has resulted in a number of journal articles and book chapters, as well as edited books. Her research experience also involves internet users and information society. She is the director of the World Film Festival.
Dr Pille Runnel
Prof Pille Pruulmann Vengerfeldt is a part time senior researcher in the Estonian National Museum and a full-time professor in Media and Communication at the Malmö University, Sweden. She has published more than hundred research papers and edited collections on cultural citizenship, participation, engagement in museums and in public broadcasting. She has also worked with internet users and the understanding of societal applications of new technologies.
Prof Pille Pruulmann Vengerfeldt
Agnes Aljas is the Research Secretary of the Estonian National Museum. Her research focuses on visitor studies and museum participation from the perspective of the participants.
Illari Lään is the Head of Public and Foreign Relations of the Estonian National Museum. He has wide experience in cultural media, marketing and communication of cultural events and EU cooperation.
Domestic Data Streamers is a strategic communication consultancy firm set in Barcelona. We provide research, design and strategy services to multinational clients, and we create digital and analogue communication campaigns that raise impact through interactivity and storytelling.
Our mission is to create meaningful connections between information and people. By wielding design, research, new data languages, creativity and technology, we work outside the media noise and help people understand, connect and engage with complex topics.
Degree in Design and Visual Communications. Responsible for making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and corporate operations. Pau is Co-director of the Master's Degree in Data and Design at ELISAVA.
Degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Human Resources. He is lead of the research and strategy team and consultancy projects for knowledge development and behaviour change at Domestic Data Streamers, managing multidisciplinary teams and envisioning innovation in research and business. Axel is a lecturer and scientific collaborator at ELISAVA.
Degree in Product Design and Industrial Engineering. Her work combines storytelling, social interaction and art. She is currently leading the creative department at Domestic Data Streamers, where she focuses on rethinking what meaningful communication means today. Marta is a guest lecturer at ELISAVA and IaaC.
Superior Degree in Industrial Design (BA) in Elisava and Master’s Degree in Digital Manufacturing in FCIM. Founding partner of Domestic Data Streamers, nowadays he leads the Product & Space design department where his work focuses on exhibition design, product design and manufacturing. He combines his work with lecturing at ELISAVA, Iaac, La Salle and BAU.
Degree in Audiovisual Communication & Multimedia. Pau is a Barcelona based designer, developer and creative, mainly focused on physical and digital interactive experiences. Currently he is the tech lead and creative technologist at Domestic Data streamers. Pau has been a lecturer in interactive design at ERAM.
BSc/MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Throughout his professional career, he has specialized in Data Science & Data Engineering. Esteban is currently working at Domestic Data Streamers, where his work focuses on data processing, data analytics, visualization, and automation. He is also a guest lecturer at ELISAVA and the Complutense University of Madrid.
Degree in Graphic Design and Master degree in Art Direction. After founding his own design studio in Buenos Aires, Pedro is currently the Visual Design Director at Domestic Data Streamers, coordinating teams and elaborating the art direction and strategy of the projects. He also teaches art direction on the Master's degree in motion graphics at ELISAVA.
Graduate in Art History and Master degree in Graphic Design. Elisenda is currently managing projects at Domestic Data Streamers. She is responsible for content review and quality control of deliveries, assuring the proper development of projects, leading the teams, centralizing the relation with clients and managing expectations, time and resources.